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The SPECIALIST'S OFFICE => Overuse problems of the knee (except Osgood Schlatter's) => Topic started by: TheEbae on May 22, 2015, 12:58:35 PM

Title: Patellar Tendinitis - Help!!!
Post by: TheEbae on May 22, 2015, 12:58:35 PM
Hello KneeGeeks,

I hope someone is on here right now! I'm in need of advice. I have been suspecting that I have patellar tendinitis for about 5 weeks now... Probably longer because I had some discomfort around the patellar tendon earlier, but I didn't pay close attention until I was very uncomfortable.

I was in some decent discomfort at the beginning of the 4 weeks, then it was intermittent and very painful when it did decide to hurt. We were on vacation for weeks 2 and 3, though, so I sure wasn't going to let it hold me back. Once I got home, I got back into swimming a lot more (I had worked out on vacation but only light stuff -- it's vacation, right?!) and I have been in a lot of achy pain since. It's all right along the patellar tendon. The pain is achy but becomes sharp when I'm swimming (kicking). The extension is what hurts when I kick...

So, my question is, how much longer should I wait before seeing a doctor? I could get in today (before the 3-day weekend) but I don't know if it's too soon... or if I should have gone sooner.

Help!
Thanks :)
The EBae
Title: Re: Patellar Tendinitis - Help!!!
Post by: wannaxaxa on November 08, 2018, 09:46:59 AM
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Title: Re: Patellar Tendinitis - Help!!!
Post by: Clarkey on November 09, 2018, 08:44:16 PM
Hi There,

You are unlikely to get a reply back from TheEbae, has not signed on since October 2015,  often will find members come and go. It has been over 3 years, would say highly unlikely to return. Patella tendonitis is tough knee condition that can flare up easily! Swimming breaststroke and kicking your knees will aggravate a flared up patella tendon. Hydrotherapy, wading in the pool water at waist height. Water aerobics without the need to swim is available at most leisure centre swimming pools. More fun dancing away to pop music with more males joining in the fun will put less strain on the knees.

Good luck,

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